Electronic Signature Under The Law Of Singapore

Electronic signatures in Singapore are regulated by the Electronic Transactions Act, which was enacted on July 10, 1998 (the “ETA”), and which creates the legal framework for electronic commerce transactions in Singapore. The ETA sets forth several regulations aimed at supporting electronic transactions, and notably recognizes the validity of electronic signatures.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is the legal status of electronic signatures?
Practically, how is an electronic signature created?
What is a secure electronic signature and what are its legal effects?
What are the requirements for the creation of secure electronic signatures?


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